Our caregivers at ComForCare Home Care Mountainside are trained to recognize triggers and use redirection to help prevent or reduce challenging behavior. Dementia care services allow individuals with Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia to do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their home. The dementia care services we provide are designed to help enhance the quality of life by helping clients remain independent for as long as possible.
I am a senior caregiver with vast years of experience looking after the elderly. I am CNA and HHA trained and a college grad. I have experience in dementia, Alzheimer`s, Parkinson's, Stroke, Hospice and old aged clients. I have also worked in hospitals Assisted Living facilities, nursing homes, Senior Homes and private homes. I have a lot of compassion with the elderly hence my ability to provide quality care for them. I also have a strong belief that the last years in someones life should be happiness and to be loved.
I have extensive experience in all areas of senior care and have been working in both home and long-term care for the past 10 years. I have been certified as a nursing assistant, medication technician, CPR/ First aid, memory care and other various areas of senior care. I also have experience in assessing, creating and providing individualized care plans to suite current needs. Some of my skills include, but are not limited to, all activities of daily living, Foley catheter and colostomy care and maintenance, diabetic sugar checks and insulin injections, light wound care, light range of motion, maintenance of oxygen tanks and concentrators, and specialize in memory care activities that promote independence within cognitive abilities. I have also provided support and information services for loved ones who are unsure of proper caring needs and suggestive care services to assist within a home-care setting.
For those requiring advanced medical care for the short or long term, full service nursing care is provided at all UMC full service communities. It is important to note that at United Methodist Communities we consider that quality of life is still important to our most frail residents, and individual attention must extend beyond the medical meet the dictates of our deeper philosophy, that of “Abundant Life”.
Medicaid is an insurance program designed for low-income individuals and families. A distinction should be made between regular Medicaid (sometimes called State Plan) and Institutional Medicaid (also called Long Term Care Medicaid). Long Term Care Medicaid is more relevant to the elderly and this webpage. Upon creation, Long Term Care Medicaid was intended to pay for nursing home care, and limited personal care, for individuals who required it, but could not afford it. Over time, programs were added that allowed those who were eligible for nursing home care to receive that level of care outside of nursing homes. These programs are referred to as Medicaid Waivers, and in New Jersey, these programs fall under a Comprehensive Medicaid Waiver. Please note, in New Jersey, Medicaid for the elderly is also called FamilyCare Aged, Blind, Disabled (ABD) Programs.
Unlike many in-home senior care services, United Methodist Communities HomeWorks employ’s only certified, professional caregivers backed by a network of medical, psychological, and spiritual support.  As a non-profit, faith-based organization that has served New Jersey Seniors for over 109 years, there is no other home care agency with the infrastructure and commitment that United Methodist Communities HomeWorks brings to bear on the problems and joys of aging.
Despite its small size, New Jersey is packed with places for seniors to check out. Atlantic City is filled with casinos and luxury hotels, as well as shop filled boardwalks. As for nature, seniors can check out the Delaware Water Gap and the Liberty State Park. Lastly, there are many diverse neighborhoods to visit, offering delicious foods and rich culture from Cuba, Italy, Brazil, and more. You can also find attractions across Jersey’s Bergen and Middlesex counties.
SHIP is a free counseling service for seniors and pre-retirees and is part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance programs located in every state. SHIP counselors answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid along with prescription coverage and low-income assistance. You local Area Agency on Aging will have information on SHIP and many provide SHIP counselors to give group presentations.
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